At this time, the projected start of the 2020 irrigation season is between April 15th – 20th. There was significant damage to the Maxwell Diversion and Maxwell Delivery Canal along the Umatilla River during the flood event. This damage has caused us to have to install a new bypass pipeline from the A-Line to the Maxwell Canal.
HID is open and we are willing to take cash payments, but based on recommended guidelines and for the safety of our employees, we ask that you place your payments in the drop box located next to the front door of our office. Credit card payments can be taken over the phone.
If you have other questions, please call our office at 541-567-3024 instead of visiting.
The regular Board Meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday March 12, 2020 to Thursday March 5, 2020 @ 4 p.m.
The Board Meetings for the Hermiston Irrigation District for 2020 have been changed to 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. They were previously held on the third Thursday of the month.
This is the last full week of irrigation season.
We will start ramping down, closing gates, and opening drains early next week.
Hermiston Irrigation District is accepting applications for maintenance crew workers. We need seasonal workers to help with winter maintenance projects. This would be a seasonal position through the end of the year. There is a possibility of a full-time position after the first of the year to the right candidate. Work will include canal maintenance, pipeline installation, concrete work, clearing brush, mowing, burning etc. Must deal courteously with the public. Knowledge of irrigation practices, general mechanics and the ability to operate machinery a plus. CDL or pesticide license a plus. You must have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and to perform physical work. For applications please contact Hermiston Irrigation District, at 366 E Hurlburt Avenue, Hermiston or email Business@HermistonID.org.
There is still 6,000 acre feet of water left in Cold Springs Reservoir. However, demand has dropped and we are only sending 85 cfs down the A-Line Canal to feed the entire system. There is excess water in the ponds and drains as patrons take less and less water.
Due to current conditions, we estimate that we will start shutting down the system the week of October 15, 2019.
We’ve been getting a number of calls about when water season will end. We estimate mid to late October. Weather and demand tend to dictate when we end the season.
The District intends to treat the B Line with Captain “Copper” on Friday August 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the District office.
The District intends to treat the O Line with Captain “Copper” on Wednesday August 14, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the District office.